This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Matrix Movie Symbolism Essay

996 words - 4 pages

The Matrix is a very well organized motion picture. There are many different scenes that symbolize various types of conclusions about society. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, as well as many other characters have different meanings to them. In order to see all of the symbolic references in The Matrix it needs to be viewed numerous times otherwise it's not hard to miss half of them. The Matrix illustrates that modern day life can be depicted and is not as complex as it could be.The characters in The Matrix were part of a symbolizing system; each character held their own meaning to what they represented in the story. Morpheus signifies Neo's guide. He found Neo, showed him "the door" and then helped mold Neo into his potential; the potential to be "the one," the savior of all mankind. Morpheus plays the same type of role that Yoda plays in Star Wars or, that Splinter plays in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a guide. Even though Morpheous guided Neo through out his decent to being "the one," he could only show Neo his choices; it was up to Neo to decide one way or the other. Which is exactly what Morpheous tells Neo; "I can only show you the door, you must walk through it." He could not make Neo follow yet rather show him the path. Tank is also involved in guiding Neo. He taught or programmed, various skills to Neo using computer programs. Morpheous and Tank are used as Neo's guide through out The Matrix.Other characters played other roles. For example Trinity and Neo played the Snow White theme. This is shown at the end when the agent kills Neo but he is then revived when Trinity kisses him. When Mouse Sacrifices himself to save the rest of the group he shows the quality of a Christ figure; someone who is self-less and cares about the better good for all. The group of "ravers" that brought Neo to the party where Trinity was waiting are the invitation to The Matrix. They are like boatmen that bring people across the river. Neo had the role of the hero. After Neo was willing to give his own life for Morpheuses he became this all powerful, free-minded guy who ends up dedicating himself and his life, to freeing and saving others from the grip of The Matrix. These characters indicate good personifications in The Matrix.The Matrix has bad personifications as well. The double-crosser in this story is Cipher. Cipher killed his crewmembers because it was the only way he could get what he wanted-, which was ignorance of the truth- so he helped get the enemy the codes for the Nebuchadnezzar. If a person wants something bad enough there are no limitations to what they will do to get it. The movie shows this concept when Cipher sets his crew members up for a sting by the agents, in order to get himself back into The Matrix. Cipher represents...

Find Another Essay On Matrix Movie Symbolism

The Characters in The Matrix Essay

4218 words - 17 pages indulgence – and contrary to the theoretical window dressing of the script, The Matrix makes an audio-visual presentation that reformulates agency as a matter of effect rather than choice. Thinking it Everyone knows the movie is full of really captivating philosophical questions. Why is it that, when you’re hurt in the virtual world, you bleed in the real world? Very heavy stuff. The film is easy to translate in this way because it draws upon

The Matrix Essay

2838 words - 11 pages The Matrix Interweaves much symbolism, mythology, philosophy, and psychology. On the surface, the movie challenges the dominance of technology in our culture and predicts an apocalyptic result from the use of artificial intelligence. Yet, behind the human struggle for survival is a mythical backdrop upon which are backlit some of C.G. Jung's basic ideas regarding the human psyche. These Jungian ideas include the ego-Self relationship and how it

How do the composers of "I'Robot", "The Matrix", "Ozymandias" and "Journey of the Magi" explore the concept of change?

1167 words - 5 pages Shelley, 1817), “The Matrix” (Wachowski Brothers, Warner Brothers, 1999) and “I, Robot” (Alex Proyas, 20th Century Fox, 2004).The poem “Journey of the Magi” and the film “The Matrix” explore the concept that once changed we cannot return to our former state.¬ Change is irreversible and we must deal with the consequences of our decisions which have brought about change through the difficult journey of

The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ

2842 words - 11 pages The Matrix As an Allegory of Christ "All I am offering is the truth." Is he the one? Is Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, the savior? Could he be the messiah sent to save humanity from imprisonment? "The Matrix" is an allegory. Many of the characters represent the biblical story of God sending a savior, Jesus Christ, to free people from their imprisonment. Early in the movie the intent to set the story up to

The Creation of Suspense in Different Film Genres

2875 words - 12 pages , yet he’s the one who profits the most. Admittedly, ‘Unforgiven’ wasn’t the best film I’ve ever seen, but what it did do is give me more insight to the western genre and how suspense in turn could be incorporated into that sort of movie. I would recommend it as ‘worth watching,’ but I’m much more a fan of ‘Chicken Run,’ ‘The Matrix,’ or of a really intense thriller/horror. ***** What cannot be ignored is that the

The Martian Chronicles

1229 words - 5 pages the Martian in English. 'That is better!'';. Through this passage we learn of Bradbury's very creative imagination. He knows what the reader wants to read and presents it to them in his own way. Bradbury had thought of this way of alien education well before the modern version of the same exact thing. Shown to many in a recent movie, The Matrix, where a plug is inserted to the back of the head and any bit of information can be downloaded into the

Christian Mythology in The Matrix

4090 words - 16 pages Christian Mythology in The Matrix Through the movie we see parallel’s of Neo and Christian Mythology. Temptation from Satan to Jesus and the temptation to Neo from the Agents, are some very profound similarities between the two personages. In the beginning of the movie Thomas Anderson, or Neo, is arrested. The agents try to cut a bargain trading a new life for giving up Morpheus. In the scene with the agents and Neo we have mythical

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages reproduced as a form of art, we the masses still participate in this rituality because it is an escape route for us to have an elaborate imagination that stems from reality, and at the same time, film can record reality. That is the elevated ‘aura’ and authenticity that technological reproducibility has created. Let us briefly look at the work of Christopher Nolan’s movie “Inception”. When I saw the movie, what amazed me was the cinematography and

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Similar Essays

Matrix Revolutions Essay

1073 words - 4 pages The Matrix Revolutions the last chapter of the 3 part Sci-Fi thriller of the Matrix Franchise is the greatest movie nobody saw. Matrix Revolutions attempts to retell their version of history by mish mashing different myths together to form a convoluted yet ever confusing combination of stories that when to put together closely resembles the Book of Revelations of the Bible. Matrix's Jesus character is Neo, the 'chosen' one is the 5th incarnate

The Real World Essay

771 words - 4 pages There are some that believe that what is seen with one’s eyes, is not actually real. The Matrix, a movie directed by the Wachowski brothers, touches upon this idea of the real world simply being an illusion. In the movie Neo, a computer hack, is exposed to the real world when he is taken from his life inside the Matrix, a computer generated reality. Once the truth has been exposed to Neo, he returns to the Matrix to fight the war against the

Parallelism Between The Matrix And Christianity

1058 words - 5 pages and the hope of living for eternity, if we obey the laws of God in accordance to the bible. Similarly, this hope and faith system can be seen in The Matrix, when Morpheus propagates his belief that “the one” will end the war that Zion has been fighting with the machines for long time. Evidence from the history of Christianity, along with the story line and symbolism found on The Matrix demonstrate that there are parallelism laying between these two

Fate Versus Free Will In Ancient Grecian Literature And Cinema Today

964 words - 4 pages the tone that Oedipus will be unable to avoid this tragic end. This issue of fate and free will is laced into society today. Nowadays, the ideas that are collectively established as a society are filed into movies that display this. The piece of cinematic work that displays the ideas of fate is The Matrix, directed by Andy Wachowski in 1999 (Matrix 101.) This movie tells the story of a man named Thomas A. Anderson, otherwise known as Neo, he